September 13, 2010 Contact: Scott Jamison 352.395.5616 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAINTS WIN TWO IN FALL BALL DEBUT
Gainesville, FL – The Santa Fe Saints took both games of a doubleheader on Sunday against World of Baseball, a travel team out of Jacksonville, winning 14-1 and 10-5. Outfielder Jay Laurienzo and first baseman Garrett Greenwell powered the Saints in game one, each hitting deep homeruns. Seven pitchers threw one inning apiece, holding WOB to four hits and only one run.
Shortstop TJ Spina was 3-for-5 with three RBI, second baseman Austin Lawrence finished 3-for-4 with a triple, Greenwell was 3-for-5 with a homerun and two RBI and third baseman Jake Huxtable was 2-for-5.
In game two, WOB kept things close until the Saints were able to pull away in the fourth and fifth innings. Seven Saints pitchers held the opposing hitters to six hits with two earned runs and nine strikeouts.
Outfielder Trey Griffin paced the offense, going 3-for-4 with a double. Infielder Joey Stuart was 2-for-4, outfielder Andrew Grifol finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and catcher Tim Remes was 2-for-3 with three RBI.
“It was a solid start to our fall schedule,” said Coach Johnny Wiggs. “We had our moments where we looked real good and times we didn’t. We played 34 guys today so it was good to get everybody some action. We have a lot of new faces out there and we will try to get better each week. We go down to Winter Haven next weekend to play a couple of solid junior college teams, so that will be a good challenge this early in the fall.”
The Saints travel to Chain of Lakes Complex in Winter Haven on Sunday, September 19 to take on South Florida CC at 12:00pm and Polk State College at 3:00pm. The next home game is on Wednesday, September 22 at 4:00pm when SF plays the Hardballers travel team.
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